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DISCOVER: 47 Tasks to Prepare for a Residential Move-Out


Couple preparing for a residential move-out

  • Schedule your move-out date.
  • Contact your moving company or rent a moving truck.
  • Gather packing supplies.
  • Start packing your belongings.
  • Pack an essentials bag.
  • Label all of your boxes.
  • Clean out your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Defrost your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Drain your water heater.
  • Turn off your utilities.
  • Cancel your cable and internet service.
  • Change your address.
  • Update your mailing address with the post office.
  • Notify your bank and credit card companies of your new address.
  • Update your insurance information.
  • Return any library books or rentals.
  • Cancel your gym membership.
  • Schedule a cleaning service to clean your old home.
  • Forward your mail.
  • Return your keys to your landlord or property manager.
  • Take pictures of your old home before you move out.
  • Take pictures of your belongings before you pack them.
  • Create a moving inventory.
  • Keep track of your receipts.
  • Take a break from packing every few hours.
  • Eat healthy meals and snacks.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Delegate tasks to family and friends.
  • Ask for help from neighbors.
  • Don’t forget to pack your pets’ food and supplies.
  • Make sure your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  • Microchip your pets if they are not already microchipped.
  • Bring your pets to the veterinarian for a check-up before you move.
  • Update your pets’ microchip information with your new address.
  • Pack a pet emergency kit.
  • Relax and enjoy your new home!

Here are some additional tips for a successful move-out:

  • Start packing early. The earlier you start packing, the less stressed you will be.
  • Pack one room at a time. This will help you stay organized.
  • Pack heavy items in small boxes. This will make them easier to lift and carry.
  • Use packing peanuts or bubble wrap to protect your fragile belongings.
  • Label all of your boxes clearly. This will make it easier to unpack your belongings at your new home.
  • Keep a list of important items, such as your passport, birth certificate, and social security card.
  • Make sure you have all of your moving supplies, such as boxes, tape, and packing paper.
  • Book your moving company or rent your moving truck early. This will ensure that you get the date and time you want.
  • Get enough sleep and eat healthy meals the night before your move.
  • Be patient and take your time. Moving can be a stressful experience, but it is important to stay calm and take things one step at a time.

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